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WHO CAN INSURE YOUR LIFE?

WHO CAN INSURE YOUR LIFE?

Thursday 9th August 2018

Under insurance law in order to be able to take out an insurance policy on someone or something you need to have an “insurable interest” in that individual or item. For an “insurable interest” to exist the person taking out the insurance must be at risk of suffering a loss...

COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS IN THE WALLS OF HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS IN THE WALLS OF HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Consultations have been launched on proposals to ban the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings in England and Wales. Current building regulations require that external walls on all buildings adequately resist the spread of fire over the walls and from one building to another. Official...

FEELING THE HEAT: TOO HOT TO WORK?

FEELING THE HEAT: TOO HOT TO WORK?

Friday 3rd August 2018

With the current heatwave set to continue and the summer holidays barely begun temperature in the workplace can be a hot topic. In the UK there is no set maximum temperature for a workplace, however regulations do require that temperature should be reasonable, exactly what is reasonable will depend on the...

FIRE SAFETY AND BUILDING STANDARDS IN SCOTLAND

FIRE SAFETY AND BUILDING STANDARDS IN SCOTLAND

Wednesday 1st August 2018

The building standards system that applies in Scotland is different to those that apply in England and Wales. As part of their response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy the Scottish Government launched a review of building standards and fire safety in Scotland. The recommendations and conclusions of the review panel have...

DEATHS IN THE WORKPLACE RISE

DEATHS IN THE WORKPLACE RISE

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Provisional figures released by the HSE show that 144 workers died as result of work related injuriesbetween April 2017 and March 2018 (a rate of 0.45 per 100,000 workers) an increase from the 135 workers fatally injured the previous year. Despite this increase the figure has remained broadly level over the...

NEW MEASURES TO TACKLE NUISANCE CALLS

NEW MEASURES TO TACKLE NUISANCE CALLS

Wednesday 27th June 2018

The Government has announced new measures to crackdown not only on businesses that make nuisance calls but also the Directors of those businesses. It has been reported that of the £17.8million issued in fines issued to firms in respect of nuisance calls since 2010 only 50% has been recovered as the...